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Until yesterday I used to search for unanswered questions with an "OR" search for some tags covering my expertise. Let's say

This is what shows at the right:

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Since today any "OR" search seems to result in 0 results. Is this a deliberate change in the search engine? I can't find anything about it in Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange.

Maybe I should add that I specifically search this way to try and answer users that are currently waiting for answers. Searching with one specific tag does not show all candidate questions. This “OR” search in new questions is perfect for my purpose.

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I'm a lookin'. When did it last work? I deployed a change a few hours ago that could be related. But it depends: when did you last see it work? – Marc Gravell Jan 23 '13 at 12:36
As a short term thing wile I investigate: use %20 instead of +:… – Marc Gravell Jan 23 '13 at 12:37
@Felix or has worked for years – Marc Gravell Jan 23 '13 at 12:40
I'm revoking the "close" votes (relating to the new search engine): this has got nothing whatsoever to do with search. That path doesn't even use search. – Marc Gravell Jan 23 '13 at 12:41
@MarcGravell Thanks. I saw it last work yesterday, 22-01-2013, maybe 10 PM(GMT). – Gert Arnold Jan 23 '13 at 13:01
up vote 5 down vote accepted

fixed and deployed; peripherally related to this, but now fixed in a way that should work equally for both scenarios.

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Marc, you're a miracle! Thanks. – Gert Arnold Jan 23 '13 at 13:41
@Gert a miracle? dammit - now I have a pressing desire to debunk myself... – Marc Gravell Jan 23 '13 at 13:45

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